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Lillian, Egypt

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If I Needed You


Been Caught Stealing

Masters of War

My first submission


Things around here


Cold Water

Now, you can’t say I never gave you anything, because look! I made you a mix tape zipfile!

(Link and playlist below the fold.)

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Histories of Recent Music

Even though their subjects differ, both Taruskin and Jones are arguing for a greater awareness that music, no matter how high or low, is made for moments.

2 chick vids for this monday

Gillian Welch

For me, the only good argument for moving back south is the chance to see performers like this more often than once every year or so.

“Yes, that’s it!”

Curious about what might be there, last night I searched YouTube for the Carter Family and other early country acts.

Repentance for the last video

Standing in the Way of Control

Since last time I wrote about The Gossip, the band’s been making a good reputation in punk and GLBTQ music circles, both because this song’s a kickass anthem and because Beth Ditto’s awesome.

since 1978 is the date

Be still, oh heart!!!!1!!1

Gillian Welch! in Des Moines! in August!

If not Milli Vanilli, who?

I think we can all agree that, by and large, the Grammys are at best a joke, the Best New Artist category frequently the punchline, with 1990’s fiasco of giving the award to Milli Vanilli the biggest howler of all.

First impression

Wilco’s new album Sky Blue Sky sounds as if, just as Jeff Tweedy began listening to Marvin Gaye, he also hired a band that loves classic rock.


Reports from an early morning walk.

Surely it has been a tragic mistake that Hermits has never had a Guns N’ Roses post. And because I really do think it’s my right to annoy you.

Foxxy Confessore

It’s HR’s second YouTube video!

Gillian Welch and David Rawlings on YouTube.

This is not the way to buy a stairway to heaven.

Alejandro Escovedo

Escovedo puts on a good show.

Sometimes it’s necessary just to quote Dylan.

Dave Zollo

Promoting local music!

Back from the Show

Ray moved around from city to city and in his 22 year, or so, taught himself to play guitar after being moved by a Stephen Stills song.

RIP Syd Barrett

Pink Floyd means I never got any dates in high school.

All Queen, all the time

American Idol, and the Flaming Lips.

The Gossip

These days my ears buzz when I go to shows; if I have no plugs, I am in pain for days afterwards. I had no plugs that day, but I think the pain in the end was worth it.